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Old 05-26-2009, 06:07 PM   #61
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I just want you to help me for a day so I can ruin all your tools.
then ill run to the supply house and buy all new tools and charge them to peter d electric
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:09 PM   #62
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:09 PM   #63
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............how do they break battery chargers?
Left out in the rain next to the temp pole.

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then ill run to the supply house and buy all new tools and charge them to peter d electric
Peter D. Electric does not have account there. Try Mr. Hack Electric instead.
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:09 PM   #64
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then ill run to the supply house and buy all new tools and charge them to peter d electric
If you're ill, you really should be at home getting some rest, not running.
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:14 PM   #65
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Left out in the rain next to the temp pole.
thats just to plain not caring about the bosses tools. "its not mine i dont care if it breaks"
a lot of people think bosses have an unlimited amount of money to buy tools, equipment, etc. in reality the bosses get just as mad if they break tools as if somebody broke one of ours
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thats just to plain not caring about the bosses tools. "its not mine i dont care if it breaks"
a lot of people think bosses have an unlimited amount of money to buy tools, equipment, etc. in reality the bosses get just as mad if they break tools as if somebody broke one of ours
We have a young guy that is really good a "snagging" things in a couduit. Like if a pull rope breaks, you call mark. He will snag it with a fish tape. After watching him a couple times I figured out why. He winds the tape till it's completly ruined, then he pulls it out. He saves us alot of time, but he's been through several tapes.
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We have a young guy that is really good a "snagging" things in a couduit. Like if a pull rope breaks, you call mark. He will snag it with a fish tape. After watching him a couple times I figured out why. He winds the tape till it's completly ruined, then he pulls it out. He saves us alot of time, but he's been through several tapes.
If a pull at $300 an hour is at a dead stop, I'd happily 'donate' a fish tape to get it done. My problem is those who have the attitude that every tool is disposal, for one use onely. They're tools, for crying out loud, not matches.
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dont throw a FUBAR 'ed fish tape away. save it for " snagging ". when pushing a long run tie a piece of string on the tape being pushed to " snag " with the POS fish tape. it works.
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dont throw a FUBAR 'ed fish tape away. save it for " snagging ". when pushing a long run tie a piece of string on the tape being pushed to " snag " with the POS fish tape. it works.
my truck is full of old POS snakes
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also when the antenna on the radio gets broke off......
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Old 05-28-2009, 06:13 PM   #71
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who makes good quality taps?


Seen these from Ideal?

http://www.tequipment.net/Ideal35-413.asp


First for me. The had a 3in1 featured in last month's EC. Thinking about grabbing a couple.
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First for me. The had a 3in1 featured in last month's EC. Thinking about grabbing a couple.
I've had the Klein 6 in 1 since around 2000, back when I still bought Klein tools, and its worked just fine for me over the years. Gotta be gentle with the 6/32 though. Never snapped one myself, but I've seen a lot of guys with the 6/32 part broken... you can buy replacement taps too.
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http://www.tequipment.net/Ideal35-413.asp


First for me. The had a 3in1 featured in last month's EC. Thinking about grabbing a couple.
They have a 6in1 with a yellow handle that I carry in my pouch, the back end has a wirenut twister that works real nice in cold weather when you have the gloves on.
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I've spent quite a hunk of change on my tools. So unless I want to go about throwing money down the drain because I was too lazy or it wasn't worth my time, I'd better keep em working like I just bought em. Plus why wouldn't I take pride in something that I use day in and day out.

They pay my bills.
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For tapping I like to use a drill with greenlee taps, just don't let your friends use it.
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You can fix most kinks in fish tape with a "straightorator". Piece of 2x4 with about five 10x1 screws spaced a couple of inches apart.

Slalom the tape through the screws and have one guy pull the 2x4 while the other holds the end. Pretty amazing results. The only kink it won't fix is if the tape is kinked laterally to it's side.
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how many people here take real good care of there tools? i mean sharpening drill bits when they get dull, cleaning your pliers channellocks screwdrivers, taking rust off of the tools with steel wool, oiling when they get wet etc.

i see a lot of people who just throw there tools in a bucket and say the hell with it. i like to keep mine organized and clean
um im real anal about my tools i oil them and clean them every sunday after church. i also inspect them to see how they are wearing after each week of use. i am very organized when it comes to my tools and i love my tools. i spent the money on them and they were not cheap so im gonna take care of them to the best of my ability and try not abuse them to bad on a jobsite. without my tools i dont get paid. i also make note of the condition of the tool and if its time for a new one then i take them to a klein or ideal retailer and get them warranted

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mine are organized, if they get gunked up i'll clean them. if wet they get wiped down with a little WD... i cant stand frozen tools (stuck hinges). as far as bits go, the company i work for gets them for us as long as we're not abusing them. we're required to have an index and holesaw kit from the start, so if you have one, and something gets dull after a while, the foreman will order a few to replace whats needed...
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